Toddler Time: October

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Geared for youth 2-4 years of age and an adult. Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! We will be doing a short introduction before heading out on a hike. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Homeschool Adventures: October

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield

Preschool-2nd Grade: 10:30-11:30am 3rd Grade & Up: 2:00-3:30pm This monthly program is designed for homeschool students to explore the park throughout the year. Each month we will have activities for the two different age groups. The younger age group for preschool through 2nd grade students will meet from 10:30-11:30am. The older group is for students […]

Free

Fall Trail Drive Through

Cedar View Trail 2164 South 32nd, Fairfield, IA

Bring the entire family out to enjoy a portion of the Fairfield Loop Trail. The drive will start at Cedar View Trail. Participants can then drive along the Fairfield Loop Trail before either choosing follow the Cedar View trail across the Highway 34 bypass bridge and the Cedar Creek Bridge or by driving the Fairfield […]

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Land of the Bison

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Bison are a keystone species in North American prairies. Through grazing, wallowing, nutrient cycling, and seed dispersal, bison altered their historic range in ways that are not found in most prairie reconstructions. We’ll explore the natural history of bison in the eastern tallgrass prairie and look at new findings from research in Iowa. Pete Eyheralde […]

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Carnegie Buffalo: The Story Behind the Beast

Carnegie Historical Museum 114 S Court St, Fairfield, IA

Hundreds of children visiting the Carnegie Library have tales of the Bison head that watched guard over them from the stairwell. Their stories range from fear and loathing to one of wonder and delight. But where did this iconic beast come from? Come learn its history, its association with the Old Settlers Day, and how […]

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Native Americans and Bison

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Thunderous herds of American Bison once roamed the Midwest which the Native Americans depended on for their survival. Join Cherrie Haury-Artz, Education Specialist with the Office of the State Archaeologist, as she shares how the Native Americans would utilize different parts of the bison. This program is part of Bison Week co-sponsored by the Carnegie […]

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Kid’s Corner: All About Bison

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Join Toad and Timberdoodle as they share with kids all the interesting adaptations of Bison. This program is geared for children but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is part of Bison Week co-sponsored by the Carnegie Historical Museum and Jefferson County Conservation. Bison Week is celebrating the […]

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50 Year Anniversary Open House

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Come join the Jefferson County Conservation Board as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. On November 7th, 1972 the citizens of Jefferson County voted to establish a local conservation board to develop parks and recreation areas. Join current and past board members, employees, and volunteers for this open house. Light refreshments will be served.

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Toddler Time: November

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! We will be doing a short introduction before heading out on a hike. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Homeschool Adventures: November

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield

Preschool-2nd Grade: 10:30-11:30am 3rd Grade & Up: 2:00-3:30pm This monthly program is designed for homeschool students to explore the park throughout the year. Each month we will have activities for the two different age groups. The younger age group for preschool through 2nd grade students will meet from 10:30-11:30am. The older group is for students […]

Free